Update: ‘Roseanne’ has been canceled by ABC.
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Roseanne Barr issued an apology after a bizarre, racist Twitter rant Tuesday morning, and then she announced she’s “now leaving Twitter.”
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr tweeted. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
Early Tuesday morning, Roseanne tweeted:
“Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
She was responding to a comment about Jarrett, a top former aide to president Obama.
Roseanne later deleted the tweet.
Many are calling for ABC to cancel season 2 of their highly-successful ‘Roseanne’ reboot.
Well – they succeeded. Here she is: @therealroseanne is a vile, racist Sandy Hook denier. She dressed up as Hitler and put human-shaped cookies into an oven. She spreads propaganda and lies. pic.twitter.com/EkdrxS8ruw
— Thomas B. Malone (@THOMASBMALONE) May 29, 2018
— Anita Blanchard (@AnitaBlanchard) May 29, 2018
.@ABC, how desperate are you to profit from Roseanne’s racism? We know racism sells in this country, it always has. But you don’t have to participate in it. This apology is meaningless. Cancel Roseanne. https://t.co/gpbslQZbJX
— deray (@deray) May 29, 2018